Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer's name
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Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer's name

Olivia - December 30, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3197" align="alignleft" width="300"] What does it take to get beyond the Supreme Court steps?[/caption] This week, The New York Times Opinion page highlighted the secrecy and…

Juvenile Lifelong Prison Terms Still Occur Despite Court's Verdicts
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Juvenile Lifelong Prison Terms Still Occur Despite Court's Verdicts

Abbie Foster - January 20, 2014

[caption id="attachment_2984" align="alignleft" width="300"] Shimeek Gridine, a 14-year-old, was sentenced to 70 years in prison for attempted murder. Is this equivalent to a lifetime sentence?[/caption] In 2010,…

The Court in 2014
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The Court in 2014

admin - January 4, 2014

[caption id="attachment_2939" align="alignleft" width="300"] What does the Court have in store for 2014?[/caption] It's officially 2014 and it's likely to be another interesting year for the Supreme…

Can the police demand that you unlock your cellphone?
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Can the police demand that you unlock your cellphone?

admin - December 1, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2920" align="alignleft" width="166"] Passwords or fingerprint readers can change the debate on digital privacy.[/caption] The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to hear several related cases…

Decisions on Controversial Cases May Be Announced Next Week
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Decisions on Controversial Cases May Be Announced Next Week

admin - May 25, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2559" align="alignleft" width="300"] Several Supreme Court opinions of great interest are likely to be announced next week.[/caption] As the Supreme Court looks to finish its term,…

Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether or Not Your Genes Can Be Patented
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Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether or Not Your Genes Can Be Patented

admin - December 1, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2304" align="alignleft" width="300"] James Watson (left) and Francis Crick (right) won the Noble Prize in 1962 for their work in discovering the double helix structure of…

Supreme Court to Rule on Sale of Used Textbooks
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Supreme Court to Rule on Sale of Used Textbooks

admin - October 30, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2104" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Supreme Court weighs in on the sale of used textbooks.[/caption] Supap Kirtsaeng, a Thai student who attended Cornell University and University of…

Why Does the Supreme Court Start on the First Monday in October?
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Why Does the Supreme Court Start on the First Monday in October?

admin - September 29, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2075" align="alignleft" width="300"] The first Monday in October is the official start of the Supreme Court term.[/caption] The Court is scheduled to open its term on…

How Will the Presidential Election Affect the Supreme Court?
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How Will the Presidential Election Affect the Supreme Court?

admin - September 20, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2034" align="alignleft" width="300"] Election Day could impact the future composition of the Supreme Court.[/caption] Supreme Court justices serve for life. ┬áSuch unrestricted appointments are intended to…

Supreme Court Lets $675,000 Penalty Stand in Illegal Music Downloading Case
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Supreme Court Lets $675,000 Penalty Stand in Illegal Music Downloading Case

admin - May 21, 2012

[caption id="attachment_1842" align="alignleft" width="300"] Joel Tenenbaum, a Boston University graduate student, has been ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs.[/caption] Today, the U.S.…